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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does landscaping cost?

The price of landscaping varies widely due to the range of choices that can be made, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $320 and $20,000 for your landscaping work. The national average cost for a landscaping project is $2,600. 

Factors like the choice of plants, the amount and type of hardscaping, the square footage of your landscaped area, and the region you live in will have a significant effect on your landscaping cost.

Is hiring a landscaper worth it?

A landscaper is worth it if you don't want to invest a significant amount of time and effort into planting, trimming, raking, weeding and performing other operations on your garden or yard. Hiring a landscaper to perform regular maintenance in your yards and complete bigger projects is valuable if you’re looking to sell your house. A professional landscaper can make your house more appealing to potential buyers. 

Some landscapers may perform maintenance duties — remove leaves, mow lawns, trim trees and shrubs, etc. —  but they can also help you bring bigger projects to life. This may include adding a misting system, an outdoor fireplace, water features, artificial turf, a patio and much more.

Start contacting landscapers near you to get free estimates and start planning your project today.

Where can you buy landscaping rocks?

You can shop for landscaping rocks from a variety of different sources. The first option is large chain retail stores specializing in home improvement and gardening. Often, landscaping rocks like slate and other slabs arrive on pallets and are sold in bulk, giving you a great deal. Your local landscaping store also carries rocks, and you may even have a stone or quarry seller nearby who can sell you the rocks you need. When in doubt, contact landscaping companies near you to see if they have rocks you can purchase.

What is landscaping?

Landscaping is the intentional placement and maintenance of living plants on an area of land or in your yard. This can include trees, lawn, flowers, bushes and other plant life and often incorporates mulch and other organic matter. The primary purpose of landscaping is to provide beauty to the house or building it surrounds. 

Many landscaping companies also offer design, architecture and construction services. For example, they can help you design a yard that incorporates a patio, deck, pool, fire pit, lighting, walkways, retaining walls and more.

What is landscape design?

Landscaping design refers to the art of analyzing an existing landscape, planning how to transform it through flora and fauna design and working with a client to ensure goals are met. Landscape designers may completely transform an outdoor space or make minor modifications to enhance it. They may also call for grading and the construction of hardscaping surfaces like walkways or patios to add to the enjoyment of the space.

What should you look for when hiring a landscaper?

Landscaping can be costly — though it usually pays off in curb appeal and home resale value — so finding a landscaper who is worth the investment is important. When hiring a landscaper, look for proven success with the type of results you want. For example, if you know you want a drought-tolerant yard, research websites, reviews and portfolios that showcase beautiful drought-tolerant yards that the landscaper has installed. In addition to relevant experience, you’ll want to find a landscape contractor who has good client reviews. Good communication skills are another important quality in a landscape contractor, since everything from plant selection to hardscape installation needs to be discussed and agreed upon. A landscape contractor who is reliable, easy to understand and able to listen to what you want will help make the process seamless and enjoyable.

How do you find a good landscape architect?

Hiring a landscape architect is an investment in your home. Landscaping can reduce water bills, improve your home resale value, add to your daily living experience and significantly boost curb appeal. A landscape architect will draw the designs for your new landscape; you’ll want to hire a landscape contractor to carry out the plans. Many companies provide design-build landscaping services, with a company architect creating plans for your vision and the landscape contractor executing the vision. With the proper academic background and licensing, a person can be both landscape architect and landscape contractor. Here are a few tips for finding a great landscape architect:

  • Research online portfolios and find several landscape architects whose work interests you.
  • Read online reviews of client experiences.
  • Research whether the landscape architects you are interested in are currently licensed and in good standing with the licensing board, and check whether any complaints have been issued against them. Each state will have their own searchable database. For example, you can search for California landscape architects via the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Request bids from your selected landscape architects.
  • Hire the one you like the most, taking care to have a clearly written contract outlining scope of work.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

What does a landscape contractor do?

Landscape contractors work from outdoor architectural or design plans to build and install hardscaping or softscaping for the client, much as a general contractor uses architectural designs to build a house. Landscape contractors are experts in soil drainage, grading, hardscaping (installing concrete paths and retaining wall, building ponds, etc.), and planting. They have heavy equipment such as excavators and tractors to prepare the land as needed.

Some landscape contractors are also landscape architects or landscape designers. The titles can be compared with those in home construction: A building or landscape architect must earn a specialized architecture degree and pass an exam to have a license. A designer — whether an interior designer or a landscape designer — does not usually require a license to work. Landscape contractors are not required by law to work from plans designed by a landscape architect, so you may work directly with the landscape contractor to specify the work you’d like done. The national average cost for large-scale landscaping projects is $10,160. Pricing can vary greatly depending on the project scope, materials and design.

Reviews for Woburn landscapers
Brooke D.
Jorge and his crew were a pleasure to work with. The previous owners of our home cut down six trees in the back leaving no shade and no appeal to our landscaping. We also had weird wood planks in the front that was slippery and dangerous. Jorge’s crew gave us a great deal on five beautiful pear trees, created this gorgeous new cobblestone border and put sod in the front. We couldn’t be happier with the result and would recommend Luna landscaping to anyone.
j Luna Landscaping service inc.j Luna Landscaping service inc.
Cathy M.
Eduardo referred us to a relative's landscaping company to help with our time table, Edgar. He was terrific. In fact my neighbor appreciated his work so much she fired her current lawn guy and hired Edgar!
Eduardo Landscape services incorporatedEduardo Landscape services incorporated
Brian M.
Adelso was extremely professional and responsive and his price was very fair. He come out immediately to give me an estimate and returned in just a few days to complete the job. They did a great job cleaning up my property and also pulling several large shrubs. I will only use AC Landscaping for anything I need in the future.
A C landscaping and constructionA C landscaping and construction
Thumbtack Customer
I had sod installed as well as other minor landscaping done. Everything came out perfect. Greg was very easy to work with. I could tell he cared about the job being done right and wasn't looking to just finish and move onto the next job. Even weeks after the job was done he has been helpful with questions I've had.
Pineau Landscape ConstructionPineau Landscape Construction
Julie S.
Ryan and his team did an excellent job landscaping the side an back of our house, planting an array of large trees and bushes to beautify our home and bring us shade for many years to come. They arrived on time, kept us updated on progress and asked for clarification and feedback throughout the project. All with excellent pricing and transparency. I'd definitely call him and his team again for any needs. Thanks so much Ryan!
Quality Patios & LandscapingQuality Patios & Landscaping
Benson C.
I found JJ on Thumbtack, started with his responsive communication. His crew is punctual, professional and responsible for the project. I have to say I'm a little picky on a lot of things but very comfortable and confident to work with this team. After the patio is done, I gave my other landscaping jobs to JJ too. That explains. Also, since I'm the first one who brought JJ to my neighborhood, 3 of my neighbors ask JJ to do their patio after checked mine. That explains everything.
JJ’S landscape & ConstructionJJ’S landscape & Construction
Charlotte D.
“In one word, outstanding, from start to finish. I couldn’t be happier with Hernandez Landscaping’s work on my cement block retaining wall. Christian was very responsive from the time of my first inquiry right through job completion. I got 5 separate job estimates and have no doubt I made the ‘Best’ choice. All work was performed on-time and as expected. Christian is very professional and a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend him to anyone. The team was prompt, professional and worked diligently and quickly through the job. The site was left clean and all debris was taken away and disposed of. The entire experience was positive and hassle free. If you are looking for a professional and experienced contractor, Hernandez Landscaping is without doubt the best choice for the job. My only disappointment is that they don’t build decks because they would be hired for my next project! Thank you Christian, Oswaldo and Crew!
Hernandez LandscapingHernandez Landscaping
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